DIY Video Lesson
Sheath/Holster Making
Making a Fold-over "Taco" Holster - Basic Design & Construction

In this video, instructor Robbie Feltman will show you the basics of fold-over (taco-style) thermoform holster design and construction. You will learn staging, handgun and material preparation, heating, forming, finishing and assembly. This presentation also includes jig design and installation for retention spacing and clip mount clearance. The demonstrated holster design in this video is done in tactical black cell/smooth KYDEX®; thermoform sheet and includes Flush Mount Clip placement and installation. This is a recommended video for beginning to intermediate hobbyist.

Specifications
Instructor = Robbie Feltman
Video Format = HD (High Definition)
Video Run Time = 22:55


Check below for all the materials and tools that we used in this video to customize own 1-piece holster.
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*Sheath/Holster Molding Press - Bench Model - (8 x 12)

The CKK sheath molding press is the industry standard in thermoplastic forming presses. Built from rugged 1/4"…

Model
KKSMP-12
8-32 - PHILLIPS - Flat Head - SS - Black Oxide - (.375 x .300) - (1ea)

These are our newest USA made, DFARS compliant flat head screws. These are 302HQ stainless steel, black…

Model
832FHP-SSBK-375-1
8-32 - PHILLIPS - Flat Head - SS - Black Oxide - (.500 x .300) - (1ea)

These are our newest USA made, DFARS compliant flat head screws. These are 302HQ stainless steel, black…

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832FHP-SSBK-500-1
Belt Clip - Universal Sheath/Holster - Flush Mount w/holes - (Metal) - 1.50

Universal Sheath/Holster Clip
(Metal) Flush Mount
(fits 1.50" belts)

These are our heavy duty metal universal flush…

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AV-BCFM150H-MET-BK-1
Belt Clip - Universal Sheath/Holster - Flush Mount w/holes - (Metal) - 1.75

Universal Sheath/Holster Clip
(Metal) Flush Mount
(fits 1.75" belts)

These are our heavy duty metal universal flush…

Model
AV-BCFM175H-MET-BK-1
CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Die Guide - Journeyman Series

CKK Original Design
Journeyman Series 
Eyelet/Rivet Flaring Die Guide This is the stainless steel guide designed to…

Model
KYRDJS-DG
CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Dies - Journeyman Series - #8 - (1/4)

CKK Original Design
Journeyman Series  #8 ( 1/4")
Rivet Flaring Die Set Our #8 Journeyman Series Rivet/Eyelet flaring die…

Model
KYRDJS-8
CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Dies - Master Series - #8 - (1/4)

CKK Original Design
Master Series #8 ( 1/4")
Rivet Flaring Die Set Our #8 Master Series Rivet/Eyelet…

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KYRD-88
CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Press - Master Series - (For Sheath/Holster Making)

The CKK Original Design
Master Series Sheath/Holster
Rivet Flaring Press Own the Original!…

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KYRD-PRS
Eyelets - #8-8 (1/4) - Black Finish - (for .080 KYDEX®/HOLSTEX®) - 100 Pack

Flaring Eyelets
#8-8
(Tactical Black Finish)

These are the industry standard 1/4" inch diameter…

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KYSR8-100
Finishing Washers - #8 - Countersunk - (Black Oxide)

Countersunk Finishing Washers

These are finishing washers that are designed to work with tapered screws, such as…

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AV-FW-08-BLK-1
Hand Setter Kit - (#8) - (for 1/4 eyelets/rivets)

This set is designed to hand flare the #8 style 1/4" sheath or holster eyelet/rivet by light…

Model
HRSK8
Holster Attachment & Retention Washer - Black EPDM - (.500 x .180 x .187) - (1ea)

These are black EPDM rubber silencing washers that are commonly used with TLMAB mounting posts, chicago screws,…

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W-EPDM-500180187-1
HolsterMolds® - Holster Molding Prop - for S&W 9/40 SHIELD

HolsterMolds®
Holster Molding Prop
for M&P 9/40 SHIELD

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HM-MP9SHIELD-1
Infrared Thermometer - Digital Laser - Pro Line - (Thermoform Molding)

The key to professional thermoforming results is proper temperature control. With our professional line infrared digital…

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ITG-PL1
KYDEX® Drill - (for eyelet holes) - (#8)

Used by professional KYDEX®, HOLSTEX® and BOLTARON® knife sheath and gun holster makers, these specially designed, patented…

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KYDRL8
KYDEX® Sheet - Blood Red - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish, .080 gauge KYDEX®. It is thermoform sheeting in Blood Red, a…

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KYSHBR08
KYDEX® Sheet - Flat Dark Earth - Spring - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge Kydex®. It is thermoform sheeting in Flat Dark…

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AV-KYSHE-FDES-08
KYDEX® Sheet - Olive Drab - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish, .080 gauge KYDEX®. It is thermoform sheeting in Olive Drab, a specially…

Model
KYSHOD08
KYDEX® Sheet - Tactical Black - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge Kydex®. It is thermoform sheeting in Black. This is the…

Model
KYSHE08
Sander/Grinder - 1 x 42 - Kalamazoo (1SM)

The Kalamazoo 1-SM 1 x 42 inch grinder is the perfect choice for pro level kit building. It…

Model
SMKG
Slotted Post - Stainless Steel - Black Zinc Coated - (1/4 in) - 10 Pack

Slotted Post - Stainless Steel - Black Zinc Coated - (1/4 in)
(.20" x .250" x…

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AV-SP-250-SSBK-10
Slotted Post - Stainless Steel - Black Zinc Coated - (1/8 in) - 10 Pack

Slotted Post - Stainless Steel - Black Zinc Coated - (1/8 in)
(.20" x .125" x…

Model
AV-SP-125-SSBK-10
Thermoform Item Masking Tape - 3M Brand - (2in x 60yd)

This is 3M brand thermoform item masking tape. When creating a sheath or holster, it is always wise…

Model
TIM23902M3
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